It is very important to realize that one of the key distinctions of backcountry skiers/riders is that we climb many of the slopes we descend.
This means our physical output is significantly different than skiing/riding inbounds. How we manage our temperature and protect ourselves from the environment is constantly changing. This is accomplished by proper clothing and effective layering.
Rental packages with ski touring / splitboarding and avalanche safety gear - pack, transceiver, probe and shovel - are available from Summit Sport in the Whistler Village for $75 per day plus taxes. Visit them at 4293 Mountain Square, give them a call at (604)-932-6225, or visit their website www.summitsport.com to arrange your rental. If you already have rental gear from a Whistler Blackcomb rental shop or from Summit Sport, please enquire with Summit if you can trade out your gear. If you don’t require the entire kit but only parts of it, please let us know and we will advise you as to your
options for getting geared up. If you are bringing your own touring skis or splitboard and skins check in advance to be sure they are in proper working order. If you are renting equipment be sure to leave ample time to fit and pick-up the necessary gear. Please pick up your rental gear the afternoon or
evening before at the latest.
Note: if you have your own shovel, probe and transceiver they need to be in good working order. Your transceiver must have fresh batteries and have been maintained to the manufacturers recommendations.
A single baselayer and an insulated parka can be very problematic for the ascent part of the day.
A base layer and fleece-like mid-layer in addition to a waterproof breathable shell (with hood) are indispensable for the layering requirements of backcountry travel.
Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventure prices do not include a lift ticket. If you require one, you can pre-order a backcountry lift ticket for $62 CDN plus tax. This cannot be done day of your adventure.
This lift ticket is not an access pass to the backcountry. This ticket replaces a standard lift ticket for the day if you do not already have one purchased. If you already have a multi-day lift ticket valid for this day or have a seasons pass / edge card, then you do not need this in addition.
Our cancelation policy for Whistler ski programs is 100% refund if you give 24 hrs notice. Changes also require 24 hrs notice. You can cancel for any reason. If weather and conditions are not suitable on your scheduled day, we will contact you to discuss your options of changing days, rescheduling or refund.
Please let us know if you have any questions or need more details.
Take the time to review the following equipment list. This list is intended only as a general guideline.
Touring skis or split-board, with climbing skins.
Ski poles with powder baskets (required for both skier or boarders).Mandatory that split boarders use collapsible poles
Ski boots (ideally touring) or snowboard boots.
Back pack (25-30 litre)
Airbag Pack (optional and not included in rental package)
Waterproof breathable shell jacket (with hood) and pants
Warm non-cotton under layers.
Synthetic or Down parka (ideally with hood)
Gloves (spare gloves if you have them. Lighter weight touring gloves plus your usual winter gloves)
Toque and Helmet (Please bring a toque with you even if you wear a helmet. Its gets hot *when you are going up!)
Sunglasses (even on a cloudy or snowy day)
Sunscreen / Lip Protection
Lunch and water (at least 1 litre). Bring your own healthy lunch and snacks or lunches are available for pre-purchase from Whistler Blackcomb for $15.00. Includes cookie, piece of fruit and sandwich – choice of ham, beef, turkey or veggie. Gluten free bread available. Choice of water or juice.
Layers – Give yourself some options for hiking, skiing, and when stopped.
Light fleece or equivalent
Head lamp (optional)
All group adventures run from December 9, 2017 - April 15, 2018
Adventures run subject to weather and avalanche conditions
Group adventures must meet a minimum group size of 3 persons.
Meeting time is 8 AM and end of day is determined by the guide.
Full payment is due upon booking.
Cancelations and changes require 24 hours notice.
ACMG guides are in low supply and high demand. Please prebook your adventure well in advance, if possible, to avoid disappointment.
Lunches are available for $15 Lunch includes choice of sandwich, a piece of fruit, cookie and a drink.
Rentals packages for $75 are available from Summit Sport. Contact them directly or inquire for more details. (604) 932-6225. 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4. email@example.com / summitsport.com
Discounted backcountry lift tickets are available for $62. This replaces a normal lift ticket and is only available to backcountry participants. If you have a seasons pass or another lift ticket option, you do not need this ticket.